Greek Bouzouki Construction Blog
This is my Greek Bouzouki Construction Blog. I will be posting pictures and an explanation of how I design and make my instruments. I will also be covering other Greek bouzouki topics related to purchase, proper set up, and playing accessories. Please stop by often, and feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

Inlaying the rosette and pickguard

Cutting the rosette

Glue the rosette design onto your inlay material and cut it out with a jeweler’s saw.  Use the same process to cut out the pickguard.

 Routing cavity for rosette

Using a small jeweler’s router with a base, route out the cavities for the rosette and pickguard, after tracing the outline of the inlay onto the soundboard.  Glue the rosette and pickguard in place with epoxy or Cyanoacrylate glue.  After the glue dries, sand the rosette and pickguard flush with the top.  If you are going to put inlays into the pickguard, cut them out and route cavities for them, just like you did for the pickguard. 

Completed inlays

After the glue has dried, sand the inlays flush with the top.  The top side of the soundboard is now complete.

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